Future of Digital Economy (hosted by Speculative Futures Rotterdamn)
Join us for a chat about the possible futures of the digital economy!
The metaverse is slowly becoming more mainstream. During the last months, we have heard about it everywhere: from Mark Zuckerberg’s cyborg-like promotional videos to multi-million NFTs being sold.
The concept of online interaction environments is not completely new: for decades, mass player online videogames have brought together large communities to interact, trade, compete, have fun and share experiences in an online world. If you heard about World of Warcraft or Second Life, you know about the first steps of something similar to the metaverse. But this “new” metaverse is more “real”. There is something different about it. Contrary to previous online interactive experiences, the metaverse blurs the boundary between play and reality. With the rise of this new metaverse, we see the emergence of a growing parallel society with consequences in the real world. As we are witnessing, the metaverse might even create a new digital economy: it seems investors are willing to pay millions for virtual land, showing the impact the metaverse can have on the real estate business.
We are fascinated by the potential and limit of the metaverse, and invite you to join us on April 25 for an evening of learning and discussing this curious development. Specifically, we will explore the future of the digital economy.
We are once more collaborating with Speculative Futures The Hague to listen to different perspectives about the ongoing developments on the metaverse related to the digital economy, their impacts on society, and our futures.